UPDATE: Linus is still looking for his forever home! Approximately 9 month old male Shiba Inu mix
Linus, and his littermate Lucy, came to us from Texas where the local shelter thought they might be Shiba mixed with Canaan/Carolina Dog or Husky. We’re not sure there’s much Shiba Inu in them, but they are wonderful pups about 8-9 months old. Whatever the mix, Linus is a handsome and charming fella!
When he first arrived at his foster home, Linus was a bit fearful and lacking in self confidence. However, he quickly learned to trust his foster family after only a few days and has continued to grow and learn. Although he is still skittish with strangers and needs a slow introduction to new people and environments, he has learned to trust regular visitors. We know that with time and patience, he will thrive!
Linus is a sweet, joyful boy that loves to play. He is house trained and likes to spend time in his crate. He loves to snuggle with his foster family and play with his sister Lucy. He is eagerly learning basic commands and how to walk on leash. With the right guidance (training), patience, and structure Linus will continue to blossom.
Linus was severely underfed when he came to COSIR, but the past three months in his foster home has been an incredible chance for Linus to recover from his rough start in life and he is now a healthy weight around 35 lbs. Despite his undernourishment, he has not shown any signs of food guarding or food aggression.
Lucy & Linus are currently together in a temp foster home, but we are looking for a long term foster or adopter for him. He can be placed separately, or with his sister Lucy. He may do well in an active home with a structured environment.
If you or someone you know is interested in Linus and/or Lucy, please fill out an application at coloradoshibainurescue.org . If you are already on our waitlist, please let us know you are interested by emailing: email@example.com or call/text 720-491-1278.
Linus’ adopt free is $400. It includes: spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm test/prevention, microchip, and initial training with a COSIR approved trainer. If adopted with his sister, the adoption fee will be discounted to $250 each.